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SJ leaders open new medical facility

SJ leaders open new medical facility

Col. Craig Keyes, 4th Medical Group commander, and Julianne Kortiz, wife of Maj. (Dr.) Tom Kortiz, cut the ribbon June 15, 2018, during ceremony at the newly opened 4th Medical Group Thomas Kortiz Clinic at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The clinic is named after Major Kortiz, a rare dual-rated pilot-physician assigned to the 335th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ultimately killed in January 1991 while supporting Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)

SJ leaders open new medical facility

Lt. Col. Nicole Garris, 4th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, shows Julianne Kortiz, wife of Maj. (Dr.) Tom Kortiz, the newly opened 4th Medical Group Thomas Kortiz Clinic on June 15, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The clinic is named after Maj. (Dr.) Tom Kortiz, who was killed in January 1991 while supporting Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)

SJ leaders open new medical facility

Col. Christopher Sage, 4th Fighter Wing commander, speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 4th Medical Group Thomas Kortiz Clinic on June 15, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The new facility will host 24 functional areas and is more than 7,000 square feet larger than the previous building. The facility is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is expect to save up to 30 percent on energy consumption annually compared to the previous building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)

SJ leaders open new medical facility

Attendees walk into the newly opened 4th Medical Group Thomas Kortiz Clinic after a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 15, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The new facility will host family health, pediatrics, women’s health, pharmacy, radiology, lab, flight medicine, bioenvironmental engineering, and Tricare operations and patient administration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --

Medics of the 4th Medical Group formally opened their new facility June 15, 2018, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a reception giving people a sneak peek of the building.

The building will keep the name of the previous facility "4th Medical Group Thomas Kortiz Clinic," in honor of Maj. (Dr.) Tom Kortiz, who was a dual-rated pilot-physician assigned to the 335th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ultimately killed in January 1991 while supporting Operation Desert Storm.

The new facility is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is expected to save up to 30 percent on energy consumption annually compared to the previous building.

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